I've been lucky enough for the past year and a half to have one of our upstairs bedrooms be my designated craft room/office space. My older two boys decided to share a room and I eagerly took over the unused space to create my own little girly section of the house.
And while I post pictures of it here looking like this:
So where am I going with all this?
Coming up. Soon.
The new place is about 1000 square feet smaller than our current house which is not too much of a big deal because we don't really utilize all the space in our current home-we bought it so we could grow into it as our boys grew up.
The new place is a townhouse with three floors. The lower level houses a garage and family room that opens to a small fenced yard (Those two things were a HUGE score for us-a garage so I can park inside and store my tools and a yard for the kids and dog! It's also in a great school zone so we lucked out!) The second floor is an open concept area with a kitchen, living room, dining room, and sitting room. The third floor has three bedrooms and while I considered shoving all of my kids into one room, my youngest isn't going to be old enough yet to share a room with his brothers and not disturb them at night so there's definitely NOT an area for me to designate my office or craft space up on the third floor.
The only real place I can see using as my office is the small portion of the second floor they have designated as a "sitting room" on the floor plan. (Can you believe we haven't seen it in person yet-we're going to go look at it soon but the rental market up there is insane and we had to move fast so we rented it based off pics of a model and floor plan!) So my dilemma is how in the world am I going to contain my
chaos creativity in plain site of the living areas of the house (and my super organized neat-freak in a good way of course husband!!)
So what will stay in the new office and what will need to be brought in to contain the mayhem? I really, really, really want to keep my desk...I love it, got a great deal on it from a neighbor and updated the paint and hardware. it has great storage and is pretty darn good looking if I do say so myself so I think it should stay.
What will need to go?
Where is your crafting area in your home? Do you have any amazing craft areas/offices I should see for inspiration! Let me know in the comments!